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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino during his 2014 State of the County address. Photo credit: Westchester County Executive's office
Bob Zahm July 25, 2014 at 01:19 pm
@Andrew - "Withheld $25million in grants"? I thought that at least a portion had alreadyRead More been redirected to other locations? Also, it might be helpful to put the entire issue in context by referencing the underlying issue and settlement as having originated under the previous County Executive; e.g., Andy Spano.
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CD July 25, 2014 at 08:06 am
Free advice: Don't tie your dog up when you "run into the store for just a minute". YouRead More wouldn't tie your kid up, would you? Show you're responsible enough to own a dog and leave the it at home if you need to run an errand.
Jeanne July 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm
I cannot help but wonder if this will affect those who rescue pets from closed cars in hot weather.Read More I can just imagine some pet owner leaving their dog in a car in hot weather trying to accuse a rescuer of trying to steal their dog. Pet thieves are the lowest of the low. I hope this pup is safely returned to her home.
Concerned101 July 25, 2014 at 05:13 pm
I's a penalty, not a reward. The state/county gets the money, not the person that catches the thief.Read More SMH
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
amerpatriot July 24, 2014 at 08:41 am
The astonishing similarities of governing style between Cuomo and Obama don't end with them. TheRead More entire Liberal Left thinks that's how government can now be run. Lie your a-- off, do what the hell you want when you get into "office". To hell with the rule of law - "I'm the new sheriff now." Laws? What laws. We don need no stinking laws heh, heh heh!!!
SPK July 24, 2014 at 05:44 pm
And here I was thinking the Imperial Governor was the lead presidential candidate if Hillary choosesRead More not to run for health or other reasons. Not sure he can dodge this one. I feel a sense of relief that the evidence is so strong that even the NY Times can't ignore it. Regardless, you can count on NY to re-elect the Governor no matter what new corrupt behavior is uncovered to add to his HUD track record contributing to the financial crisis, SAFE Act in the middle of the night, TV commercials championing NY's economic climate, and the list goes on.
eatingdogfood July 24, 2014 at 06:07 pm
There isn't anything that's going to make the bluest state vote red. The more corrupt the better!!!
Zephyr Teachout. Photo credit: Fordham University
Kirsten Berger July 23, 2014 at 09:40 am
Cuomo is scared. Good. I'm glad he has a challenger in the primary. The great thing about America isRead More that we can vote people in and out of office. If there is a challenger to the incumbent, then they should be given a chance. I agree with Steve Z, Cuomo should be making his case for why he should be re-elected instead of going after his challenger.
Aidan July 23, 2014 at 10:04 am
There's more Cuomo sleaze to come. Stand by.
eatingdogfood July 23, 2014 at 05:54 pm
Cuomo sleaze, Obama sleaze, Christie sleaze. Hillary sleaze, and a long list of sleaze balls.Read More People keep talking about how Pataki beat Cuomo, but Astorino isn't Pataki, and NY is a bigger welfare state now more than ever. People want want want for little or nothing and NY is a great place to get it
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. Patch file photo.
eatingdogfood July 21, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Playland won't even matter. Astorino won't be able to beat Cuomo.
William F. B. O'Reilly July 21, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Not affiliated with Cuomo's campaign? Are you serious?
Terry P July 22, 2014 at 09:34 am
Astorino spokesperson Jessica Proud told The Journal News "They are a couple of Andrew Cuomo'sRead More hired guns". Of course she has no proof whatever that this is true, but she states it as fact. That's typical of right wing politics.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
Paul Williams July 20, 2014 at 08:05 am
How about a .....LOWER TAXES .....ballot line?
Ross Revira July 20, 2014 at 10:00 am
Does this mean people who do not vote on this line are in favor of domestic violence and lesseningRead More cracking down on human trafficking? How strange is it when Democrats call human trafficking a crime against women and do nothing about the pedophiles that make up NAMBLA. I guess young boys are OK to exploit.
Aidan July 20, 2014 at 04:43 pm
Ask Sheldon Silver about women's equality … and all the perverts he's protected for decades.
Bll July 18, 2014 at 07:20 pm
This sounds ike something out of StarTrek. Glad NY is getting ahead of bitcoins moving into theRead More area. I think Ill stick to uUS greenbacks for now.
James Andrews July 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm
there's a lot more at stake here than just Bitcoin. Whole business models are being created whichRead More are open source, automated, fair, and regulated by computer code rather than by people. We are entering a time when we don't have to trust the word of a business partner and we don't have to trust the other party to keep up their end of a bargain. These deals of the future are set in computer code such that no one can cheat. If we make a movie, encrypt it, develop a viewer application to watch it, charge people in Bitcoin to watch it, and we can have the payments go to an account that automatically gives the producer his or her agreed upon cut of revenues. The extras, sound crew, writers, and cast all will be paid from the revenue by the agreed upon percentages and no one can change the deal after the fact. This is a whole new way of creating, financing, and operating a business venture. These new ways offer more benefit to consumers than anyone can even imagine right now. We need to be careful not to stifle these innovations before they can get started.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Patch file photo.
Dan Seidel July 17, 2014 at 09:07 pm
The World is burning, but the democRATS think the most pressing issue of our day is free condoms!!!!Read More what deep thinkers!!! a bunch of screws.
Dan Seidel July 17, 2014 at 09:09 pm
oh, wait - men are discriminated against? no free condoms? only women get stuff? HOW DARE THOSERead More democRATS!!!! THERE IS A WAR ON MEN!!! EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW!!!! idiots and screws. and the ignorants fall for this crap. unreal.
WarmIce July 18, 2014 at 12:46 am
I think that's a great idea. We can stop covering Viagra to pay for it. Sorry to burst yourRead More misogynistic little bubble, but most women including Republicans like me, oppose total strangers, especially from politicians and religious groups, from dictating a woman's personal medical decisions like reproductive choices. Please refresh your memory: All-male panel in the House determining women's reproductive policy and five Catholic male S.C. Justices in the recent Hobby Lobby decision = very worrisome to the majority of women. Lots of reputable polls out there reflect this - so perhaps you need to rethink and check some facts before posting such nonsense.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. Patch file photo.
Theresa Flora July 17, 2014 at 06:14 pm
Cuomo's launching the Women's Equality Party. Here in the nanny state, voters will find thatRead More especially appealing. These sleazy libs are always one step ahead.
eatingdogfood July 17, 2014 at 08:38 pm
For sure!!!
Kevin Wright July 23, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Hope Astorino gets beat so bad that his political career is ended. Can you say 40 points?
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Dan Seidel July 15, 2014 at 08:52 pm
SHAME ON THESE CRONIES OF CUOMO AND SOROS AND BLOOMBERG - they have sold their souls for campiagnRead More money!!!!!! WHAT A BUNCH OF BOOK LICKING MORONS!!! ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL? FISCAL IRRESPONSIBILITY!!! and all part of the democRAT MACHINE which has polluted and ruined New York. THIS IS DISGUSTING AND SO ARE THESE "LEADERS" BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE OBAMA/CUOMO/LOWEY CABAL, all funded by Soros and Bloomberg. ANYBODY PUKING NOW? I have -this ilk gives me the dry heaves.... THROW THEM ALL OUT NEXT GO ROUND!!! disgusting..... Tom Abinanti (on this one) IS CORRECT!
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E. Loughran July 16, 2014 at 11:39 pm
^ completely agree. Notice how those all towns are NOT near the bridge at all?!?
jo July 18, 2014 at 12:43 pm
we all have the right to protest and air opinions... its called freedom of speech regardless ofRead More which side of the fence you are own.. and we still can laugh...
Teleman July 20, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Of course everyone is free to express their opinion- but many of the same people who want the plantRead More closed are fighting the WPP project ( which is capable of transporting renewable energy from upstate) and the gas line expansion- In energy production there is no free lunch- each form has its downside- wind turbines killing birds, vast fields of solar panels and the materials to produce them, fossil fuel emissions and nuclear waste.
Sunny Armer July 23, 2014 at 04:42 pm
Will you follow up on this story? I was at the meeting on July 22 and most of the coverage I saw wasRead More very biased in favor of Entergy.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. Patch file photo.
Theresa Flora July 15, 2014 at 01:05 pm
John, you've pretty much described every politician out there.
Teleman July 15, 2014 at 05:15 pm
To call Astorino a dishonest political hack while ignoring the arrogant little cuomo who is governorRead More now, is a bit disingenuous.
JOHN DEMPSEY JR. July 23, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Being arrogant is not a crime , however taking money for a job you are not doing is stealing . I amRead More pretty sure nepotism is a crime as well !
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Joe Stampf July 14, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Bill, understand your points, each viewpoint has its merits and its downsides. I don't feelRead More opposing the pipeline is strictly NIMBYISM, since in addition to the safety concerns presented in this article, which you propose can be mitigated, there is still the larger concern about the green house gases produced by the fracking sites (CO2 and Methane) and global warming. I feel that it is more prudent for the long-term good of our country (and planet) to focus more resources on developing renewable sources of energy rather than extracting further fossil fuels, even if they do burn somewhat cleaner relative to oil and gas, and even if we (the US) have an abundant supply to exploit.
Joe Stampf July 14, 2014 at 03:22 pm
(oops... I meant 'relative to oil and coal')
Laborers Local 754 July 15, 2014 at 08:02 am
Joe, This project is being vetted thoroughly and according to FERC guidelines. The misinformationRead More released by this anti-AIM group is bordering on criminal. There is the existing R.O,W. at Indian Point as we speak. This will upgrade the infrastructure at NO TAXPAYER COST and provide hundreds of Union Tradesmen great jobs. Stop with all the lies against this project! Yorktown lost out on millions in free public ball fields because of the misinformation coordinated by groups such as this. It is scary in today's world this can happen. The project is mainly take up and re-lay in Rockland and Westchester with compressor upgrades. If anything, people will be safer because of this project.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Patch file photo.
Emilia July 14, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Thank you, TJ; your comments are on the mark! You brought us back to the real issue: A person'sRead More right over her own body.
Linda carullo July 14, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Hi Emilia How do you know I am Catholic? Making quite an assumption there, aren't you? You're theRead More one who went to Catholic school for 8 years - according to one of your posts. Guess none of the 10 Commandments stuck in your moral fiber.... Remember the one , " Thou shalt not kill ?" Oh, or that one for the new doctors - the Hippocratic Oath ? First of all - Do no HARM ? And you were a history teacher? Glad I wasn't in your dogmatic class where it must have been your way or the highway. You say that Dogfood and I are too emotional?? And then there's you, so very logical, aren't you? Now that you have said you were a history teacher . All I can say is Wow !and you STILL think wars are about religion? Jeez, where did you go to college? Those who don't study the past are doomed to repeat it....as you know, being a history teacher. Still waiting for your comments on the Mother Teresa quotes . Funny, how you just skipped over them. And chose instead to attack my logic with sarcasm? And also my personal story? What's your personal story ? Guess it's not germane to the subject. Mine was - that's why I shared it. And you chose to denigrate it. try looking up Rowe vs Wade and see where those people are now and what they now believe, it's very enlightening .But you don't ever seem to have any background info. The vast majority of abortions are a form of birth control. Don't believe me ? Look it up. You just seem to be really threatened by someone's OPINION ( and that's all it really is - in the scheme of things) that your belief is not a moral one and that it is ok to murder the unborn and you just go on and on....maybe you yourself have had an abortion. I don't know because you have not shared your story and you have every right not to. But I chose to ... And for you to say that the story took the place of logic is sad to me. Because you know that was not the reason I shared it.... So, in closing I have to say that we are all very lucky to have the right to disagree in public forums like this and no secret police are showing up at our doors. I am done sharing my thoughts. Hopefully I have planted some seeds that will take root and maybe just one of the women reading this will change her mind and offer her child up for adoption. And may that child grow up to invent something that will save lives,enrich our minds, ignite a passion in us, etc. And to those of you who got so angry , well I hope I made you at least think about your basic beliefs and I leave you with one last question ..... " what if you are wrong? " Take care everyone . PS I don't even live in Westchester County , and this email from The Harrison Patch just appeared in my email a few days ago. Go figure ......
Emilia July 14, 2014 at 05:18 pm
Ms Carullo: First of all, LEARN HOW TO READ! I never said that I was a history teacher. Actually,Read More I taught high school English. Let me address some of your statements. !) I never said the you were Catholic; 2) I do live by the 10 commandments, contrary to what you believe. You and I have a different opinion about the 5th one, obviously; 3) The Mother Teresa quote is not relevant to me or the issue. There are many wonderful, benevolent women out there who have unselfishly given of themselves, as she did, who don't share her views about "killing a child." And they are not necessarily steeped in such a religious background. You just chose one whose views came from her Catholic upbringing; 4) And again, let me point out that you chose to ignore my comment that you contradicted yourself when you said that, "Women should be responsible for their own bodies." That is faulty logic on your part. By the way, thank you for saying that I am "so very logical." I strive to be logical and, unlike you, I realize that my personal story is not relevant to the issue at hand. Lastly, I find it scary to think that you are any kind of teacher, the way you ramble on with emotional baggage and issues personal to you, infusing religion into debates where it does not belong, and throwing logic to the wind. I sincerely hope that you kept religion out of your classroom, if you teach in a public school.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
Nick M. July 10, 2014 at 08:47 am
Astorino never had a chance. Ny is a welfare state where hardworking people vote with their feetRead More taking their jobs and tax dollars to states like tx fl or the carolinas. People like coumo are king here throwing small handouts to the dependent class.
Chris Marengo July 10, 2014 at 09:04 am
Rob will have a better shot if that far left progressive hack runs as a 3rd party candidate.
mark July 10, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Who ever wins, please stop giving out agricultural tax breaks for these faux farms. no more breaksRead More for horse farms, bee keepers, vegetable stands etc. Stop making me pay for somebody elses weekend retreat.
Tappan Zee Bridge. Patch file photo.
frank vecchione July 9, 2014 at 08:36 pm
the epa's history of encouraging innovation!! is that what you call it. this by a state that buys upRead More land in the adirondacks with tax payers money and closes it to only the environmental groups that it favors . sure they will tell you that this was another agency , but they signed off on it , with the help of governor cuomo , the man with the secret e-mails
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
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Cindy Clark July 8, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Really who care Medically or for Recreation use it's a plant that Mother Nature gave us and no oneRead More not even our government has any right to tell us what to do with it. They nee to concentrate on not spending so much money on themselves and spend it on the Men & Women who fight to keep this Country Safe, Our forefather's gave up alot for our freedom and this Government is not doing what these Men set out to do just the opposite they are regulating everything around us and dropping the ball on the important things - So you can have your opinion but mine will always be that the Government should stay out of what we the people do with our own lives and bodies when it come to the plants that Mother Nature gave US!!!
Rob T July 8, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Yea... more stupid people roaming the streets.
hoto credit: Patch file photo
Steve Green July 11, 2014 at 08:52 pm
LOL! Must be a whole lot of medical emergencies every day, every minute, eh? What is thisRead More "self-righteous" crap? Going over 80 MPH is just plain dangerous. You're quick to call others "self-righteous". But what about your attitude? Entitled. Speed-addicted? Affluenza? Enough name-calling. Let's find some common ground that's also safe to everyone on the road. Job pressures, productivity demands, stressful commutes, economic stress. We are all pressured. Don't take it out on each other. Give the 99% a break and tax the Koch Brothers and their ilk. Then maybe we'd all be a little more relaxed.
Sean Hassett July 17, 2014 at 12:08 am
I have many times been behind someone in the left lane driving below, sometimes way below, the speedRead More limit. On passing, I have seen them on the phone, texting, reading a book, looking at a map, all sorts of crazy stuff. So yes, NY should have a slow-poke law. I drive I-95 often and CT should also have a slow-poke law. The left lane should only be for passing slower traffic, not passing the time of day. In places where there are only two lanes, plan ahead when coming to an on-ramp, move over to the left to allow traffic to enter, then move back when it's safe. Never drive below the speed limit in the left lane.
Steve Green July 18, 2014 at 11:19 am
Yes, Sean, I totally agree. The oblivious slow driver in the left lane is an obnoxious danger to allRead More other drivers. Another one: the obvious drunk driver who insists on staying in the left lane. Why? Isn't he/she just drawing more attention and possible arrest? But these are anecdotes. The bottom line is: we don't care very much about each other any more. Why do narcissists park in No Parking/No Standing zones, creating a traffic problem, when plenty of spots are readily available? There's a much bigger social/cultural issue here; we're all just complaining about the symptoms.
File photo of Assemblyman Tom Abinanti. Photo credit: Contributed
Henry Haynes July 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Good for him!!!
Ross Revira July 4, 2014 at 07:56 am
Tom, when you lay in bed with dogs you should expect flees. What is with your sudden conversion toRead More questioning the subterfuge that goes on in Albany especially the Assembly. Did your master Shelly take your muzzle off? You are nothing more than a grandstanding hypocrite!
Metro-North railway. Photo credit: Krista Madsen
Jim H July 3, 2014 at 11:51 am
Have to wonder how in this day and age an instructor is walking around with the answers to a safetyRead More certification in his bag. MTA could easily standardize the testing and administer it electronically. I realize we could be talking about people that might not own computers but that's addressable. If they took safety seriously they would have a serious certification program.
Delta Dawn July 6, 2014 at 07:04 am
The researchers say this is the first evidence that sleep loss can lead to a loss of brain cells.
Delta Dawn July 6, 2014 at 07:05 am
researchers say that sleep loss can lead to a loss of brain cells.
Nick M. July 2, 2014 at 10:47 am
If you think Obamacare is capitalism you are stupider than I thought. It's not capitalism when theRead More government takes from a group to subsidize another group, that is pretty much the definition of socialism. On top of that the expanded medicare gives those in "need" completely free care. On top of that the role of government has expanded where they now force everyone to have insurance and control what is covered and for how much through regulation. Who do you think pays for the subsidies and medicare/medicaid? I understand the difference between the VA and Obamacare and your kind generally wants VA style HC for everyone in terms of single payer. What do you think is the cause of the VA problems? Just a few employees? the veterans? can you find a way to blame the rich and successful for that one? I'll fill you in, it is that it is completely controlled by the government which consistently lead to systemic failure in pretty much everything they take on. BTW I'm completely fine with paying taxes for roads, bridges, cops, firefighters, etc and when the government can do that right. . .maybe they can start to do other things. . .first they have to do that right.
DTOMe July 2, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Here comes the media drive by's again defending and spreading the good news of Obama and hisRead More programs.. Where's my rose colored glasses...lol
Richard July 3, 2014 at 10:41 am
well my company downgraded our insurance twice because it was a cadillac plan. I'm fine withRead More everyone having options for healthcare but why punish companies for offering better benefits. Companies should be rewarded for better benefits.
Patch file photo.
SPK July 6, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Follow the money when they say it's for public safety, Chuck.
Rob T July 7, 2014 at 04:18 pm
Close all the bars, save a lot more lives....
Doyouremember July 8, 2014 at 09:48 pm
Wow this is the most reactionary thing I have heard in a while. Everyday accidents happen but whenRead More its anything related to guns the world needs to come to an end. The range has been there for decades, the range could improve itself it does not need to be shut down.
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